Dear friends and colleagues,
With the special newsletter IALANA and INES would like to provide you with an overview of the “Marshall Islands Case”, designed to legally support the wide range of activities for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands, a country so cruelly affected by the nuclear tests, had the courage to bring the nuclear powers before court. Memories of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons in 1996 were brought back once again.
But it is precisely now that diverse activities of the international peace movement are needed to support the lawsuit, to increase the pressure on governments and to finally make them take serious steps towards abolition. The Nuclear Weapons Convention is on the agenda; its support by various governments is getting wider.
With the information included in this newsletter we want to argumentatively strengthen the activities for a world without nuclear weapons and hope that it will reach a wider audience.
Reiner Braun (Executive Director of IALANA)
Lucas Wirl (Program Director of INES)
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